Share this entry

Share this page

pass on

Definition of pass on in English:

euphemistic Die: his wife passed on twelve years ago
More example sentences
  • The loan plus the interest is then repaid when you move house or pass on.
  • To be buried in the back garden alongside the numerous family pets who had passed on to a better place, leaving their mortal remains to push up the pelargoniums.
  • Last week there were hopes that Pake would recover from his illness, but since then he has passed on to his eternal reward.
See parent entry: pass

Definition of pass on in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing